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Georgetown Festival Penang to Feast on Art, Culture and Food

Georgetown Festival Penang to Feast on Art, Culture and Food

Georgetown Festival Penang kicks off on the Malaysian island of Penang in two days and we’ll be there! The month-long arts festival is jam-packed with events, exhibitions, screenings, and installations. It’s our first trip in 15 years and we can’t wait to get back. Our...
A Night at Phare Cambodian Circus Siem Reap

A Night at Phare Cambodian Circus Siem Reap

A night at Phare Cambodian Circus, Siem Reap, might seem like an odd way to spend an evening in the northern Cambodian city that’s famous for Angkor Wat and other Khmer Empire archaeological sites. Yet this quirky show has become the top thing to do...
The Best Melbourne Museums

The Best Melbourne Museums

A priority for us on trips back to Australia is soaking up as much culture as we can. After we’ve caught up on the newest restaurants, we can be found in museums and galleries catching up on the latest exhibitions. Melbournians like to think that...
Sacred Dancers of Angkor, the Authentic Apsara Show

Sacred Dancers of Angkor, the Authentic Apsara Show

For most visitors to Cambodia’s Siem Reap, an Apsara dance show is high on their to-do list after the temples. While the spectacle is entertaining, a performance by the Sacred Dancers of Angkor offers a more authentic experience and a chance to support the preservation of this art...
How to Get the Most Out of the Angkor Archaeological Sites

How to Get the Most Out of the Angkor Archaeological Sites

Hire a good qualified guide, do some pre-trip reading, get off the beaten track, and other tips from a Siem Reap based archaeologist on how to get the most out of your visits to the Angkor archaeological sites in Cambodia. The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Angkor archaeological...
An Archaeologist’s Guide to Angkor Archaeological Park

An Archaeologist’s Guide to Angkor Archaeological Park

Cambodia is one of the richest countries on earth when it comes to archaeology. But what makes Cambodia’s Angkor Archaeological Park temples and other Angkor sites so special? We asked an archaeologist. One of the best things about living in Siem Reap is that the...
A Revival of Traditional Arts and Crafts in Cambodia

A Revival of Traditional Arts and Crafts in Cambodia

After exploring the temples around Siem Reap, one of the real pleasures for those interested in the traditional arts and crafts in Cambodia is to visit the workshops, ateliers and silk farms, where stone and wood are carved, silk is hand-woven, and handicrafts are made...